The Future of Health Reform: Opinions From Around The Nation

Once again, Kaiser Health News offers a selection of opinion pieces and editorials from around the U.S. on the future of health care reform.

And here's today's New York Times on Obama's dilemma.

Mr. Obama was right to press for health care reform. But he spent too much time talking to reluctant Democrats and Republicans who never had the slightest intention of supporting him. He sat on the sidelines while the Republicans bombarded Americans with false but effective talk of death panels and a government takeover of their doctors’ offices. And he did not make the case strongly enough that the health care system and the economy are deeply interconnected or explain why Americans should care about this huge issue in the midst of a recession: If they lose their jobs, they lose their health insurance.

This program aired on January 21, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.


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